Cross Country Ski Bindings

What Are Cross Country Ski Bindings?

Cross country ski bindings are what attach your skis to your boot and are divided into three types depending on the discipline: classic, skate and backcountry. When it comes to choosing your boots and bindings for cross country skiing, the most important thing to bear in mind is that the boot soles are different depending on the model. This means that not all nordic ski bindings will be compatible with your boots.

What Are the Different Types of Cross Country Ski Bindings?

There are currently several cross country ski bindings types on the market. The newer introductions to xc ski bindings market are the Prolink and Turnamic systems. Prolink bindings have become popular with experienced skiers as they are generally narrow and light. Turnamic bindings stand out for their easy installation and adjustment. You can attach to your binding plates without tools and simply need to press and turn a button to adjust the binding once it has been clipped in.

Other binding systems include NNN (New Nordic Norm) and SNS (Salomon Nordic System). The NNN system is distinguished by having two ridges on the binding plate, in comparison to SNS which only has one. These ridges fit into the grooves in the boot, as a result meaning that these two systems are not compatible with each other. While you should always check the individual product descriptions, the NNN, Prolink and Turnamic systems are usually compatible with each other.

If you’re still in doubt about the compatibility between the different systems, or you just want to know more, then check out our Bindings Compatibility guide where we will run you through everything you need to know.

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